Tick Tock

She works and she sleeps.

Tick tock.

 

Her mind fights to control the pain.

Tick tock.

 

Energy drained leaves friends estranged.

Tick tock.

 

Sickness and nausea rarely calmed by warmth.

Tick tock.

 

Adrenaline and more give mitochondria a hard time.

Tick tock.

 

She sleeps for while but wakes more tired.

Tick tock.

 

Exhaustion and pain are stealing her life.

Tick tock.

Paul

Makes me think that ...

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is debilitating and to-date has no known treatment. People wait.

2018

Paul

Narrator:

If you would like to make a recording of this poem, click here to find out how.

*People of a certain age will recognise the inspiration for these words. Have a listen to ‘Mercedes Benz’ by Janis Joplin, released 1970.

More people are writing and thinking about work-based poetry. Does this poem make you think of anything? Send your thoughts to editor@workinwords.net.

Send a poem you've written or one you like and we'll share it with other WorkInWords readers.

WorkInWords

Work dominates our lives. WorkInWords.net offers you a place to read and listen to what people think and feel about the work they do. Please send us yours with this link or email: editor@workinwords.net.

 

Our key words are: Read | Listen | Experience |

Work | Feelings | Experiences | Attitudes | Behaviour

© by WorkInWords

Proudly created with Wix.com

  • LinkedIn
  • Black SoundCloud Icon
  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Black Instagram Icon